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Expat Guide to Living in Istanbul

Whether you're already living in Istanbul or preparing to move to Istanbul, our Expat Guide to Living in Turkey offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Istanbul. For answers to specific questions, visit our Turkey Forum to talk with expats in Istanbul.

5 Tips for Living in Istanbul

Expats that live in Istanbul, Turkey enjoy a city that is both rich in culture and history. Here are some tips and important considerations for relocating to Istanbul, Turkey.

More Culture Shock Reports for Istanbul

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Istanbul handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Istanbul:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

More Living in Istanbul Reports

What are people's priorities in Istanbul - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Istanbul:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to Istanbul Reports

What should you take with you when you move to Istanbul? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Istanbul? Below are some of the responses from expats in Istanbul:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Reviews of Schools in Istanbul

Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Istanbul. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Istanbul:
Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Istanbul. If you are already living in Istanbul, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Istanbul by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Istanbul? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Istanbul by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working in Istanbul Reports

What's it like to find a job in Istanbul? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Istanbul? Below are some of the reports from expats in Istanbul:
Submit a Working Abroad Report
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